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Jefferson City in Jefferson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sarah Swann Hall

(1904)

 
 
Sarah Swann Hall Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 15, 2017
1. Sarah Swann Hall Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Side 1
Sarah Swann Hall, Grand Lady of Carson~Newman University, has been "home" to generations of students. Colonel Alfred Reuben Swann (1843~1926), visionary Jefferson County businessman and Carson~Newman trustee, built this stately home for female students in memory of his mother, Sarah Austell Swann (1808~1888). Its Georgian architecture with Corinthian columns, inviting porch, fireplace, formal parlors, wooden staircase and dining room was an elegant addition to the campus.

Side 2
Two ornately furnished rooms served as halls for Calliopean & Hypatian Literary Societies, which met weekly. Until 1945, residents' duties, in exchange for room fees, were also lessons in the domestic arts. From 1943~1945 Sarah Swann Home was headquarters and residence for WWII V~12 Navy Training Program shipmates. In 1965 capacity increased when college officials moved the Society Halls to Henderson Memorial Hall and converted the space to living areas. Restored Hypatian stained glass was hung in the parlors circa 2013.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C

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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationWar, World IIWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 36° 7.33′ N, 83° 29.541′ W. Marker is in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Russell Avenue and Swann Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Russell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson City TN 37760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old U.S. Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Interior Mossy Creek Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mossy Creek / Jefferson City Train Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mossy Creek Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Godwin Brothers Storefront (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson City.
 
Sarah Swann Hall Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 15, 2017
2. Sarah Swann Hall Marker (Side 2)
Sarah Swann Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 15, 2017
3. Sarah Swann Hall Marker
Sarah Swann Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 15, 2017
4. Sarah Swann Hall Marker
Sarah Swann Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 15, 2017
5. Sarah Swann Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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